CDR Eligibility Waiting List (CEWL)

CDR Eligibility Waiting List (CEWL)2020-07-15T15:23:39-07:00

Centralized Eligibility Waiting List

CDR Eligibility Waiting List for State Funded Child Care Assistance Child Development Resources (CDR) maintains a list of families who are eligible for subsidized Child Care programs. This is called the “CDR Eligibility Waiting List” (CEWL). Click on the link below and fill in the online application. You will be placed in a list prioritized based on a number of factors and is not determined by when you apply. When a space comes available, you will be contacted for an appointment to provide further documentation for enrollment.


CEWL Instructions

  • CDR recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of your information provided to us. All information provided will only be accessible to CEWL staff.

  • Complete the attached application and return it to CDR in order to determine your eligibility for the Child Development Resources Eligibility Waiting List.

  • Answer all the requested information completely and clearly. If questions are left unanswered, the application may be returned to you and this will delay your placement on the Child Development Resources Eligibility Waiting List.

  • Changes related to your family eligibility must be reported immediately by calling CDR to request a Child Development Resources Eligibility Waiting List application or to update over the phone.

  • Failure to notify changes will delay your eligibility for any program.

  • You will be notified by mail or telephone when we are able to enroll your family in a subsidized Child Care program. At the time of your enrollment interview, you will be required to bring documentation that verifies the information you provided on your Child Development Resources Eligibility Waiting List Application.

  • Keep in mind that there are many families throughout Ventura County in need of Child Care. We encourage families to be patient and continue to remain on the Child Development Resources Eligibility Waiting List. Remember, subsidized Child Care is available for children through the age of twelve (12) years of age.


Who is eligible for the program?2019-01-19T12:01:55-08:00

Family eligibility is based on a variety of needs determined by state and federal regulations and local priorities. Eligible families are low income and except for Head Start, are also working, seeking employment, enrolled in education or job training programs, homeless or medically incapacitated. Child Protective Services may also refer children.

What services does the program offer?2018-12-16T16:15:23-08:00

Eligible families who are certified for the Alternative Payment Program (APP) may choose Child Care of their choice with a licensed Child Care center or Family Child Care home, or with an unlicensed adult such as a relative, friend or neighbor who will care for the parent’s children only. Or, eligible families may be enrolled by a specific Child Care center.

In APP all Child Care providers must complete an approval process with the appropriate Alternative Payment Program (APP) agency and receive a provider agreement before they can receive reimbursement for children in their care. Children in the same family can have different Child Care providers. Parents can change Child Care arrangements with prior approval by the Parent Services Specialist. Depending on the parents’ needs, children can receive services full-time or part-time, as well as in the evening, overnight or on weekends. This program does NOT reimburse private school tuition for children attending kindergarten or elementary school. Only before-and-after school childcare, as well as full-time during off-track, summer or holiday periods can be reimbursed.

In a Head Start or center-based program, your child will be enrolled in a specific center; in some cases the child must be three or four years old. When your name is next on the Child Development Resources Eligibility Waiting List, the agency will explain which of these programs you are being enrolled in.

How long will I have to wait? I’ve been on your list for years. How come I’ve never been called to get on the program? What are my chances of getting my child (ren) in the program?2019-01-16T07:35:29-08:00

We cannot tell you how long you’ll have to wait on the Child Development Resources Eligibility Waiting List. When a person applies his/her name gets placed on a computerized waiting list. New families are enrolled when funding becomes available. This happens when families leave the program or when the agency receives new funds to expand the program. When we have openings (funding/money) available, the funding source requires us to enroll families starting with those with the lowest income.

Each applicant is responsible for keeping his or her application current. Failure to update will cause the family to be dropped from the Child Development Resources Eligibility Waiting List. You may call to update your information or to request an application whenever there’s a change in any of the following: Name, Address, Phone Number, Income, Marital Status, Family Size, Employment/Education.

When will I know when it’s my turn?2018-12-19T18:00:53-08:00

You will be notified by phone or mail when funding becomes available. At that time your income, family size, and other information will be verified to assure that your family falls within the income rank we are currently enrolling. You will be asked to provide written documentation of your income; employment, school enrollment, and other information needed to determine eligibility for Child Care services. If we determine that your actual rank income puts your family higher than the ranks we are presently enrolling, your application will be returned to the Child Development Resources Eligibility Waiting List. You must have documented need for Child Care because you are working, seeking work, or attending school or training for all of the programs except for Head Start and State Preschool. If you do not have a valid need for Child Care at the time you are notified of enrollment, your application will be returned to the Child Development Resources Eligibility Waiting List unless you are being contacted by Head Start.

I’m on cash-aid and can’t afford Child Care. How can I get some help to pay for it?2019-01-19T11:52:13-08:00

You need to get in touch with your eligibility worker with the county and notify your worker that you are in need of Child Care. Your worker should refer you to the CalWORKs Stage One Child Care contractor for the county, or if you have to apply for the Eligibility Waiting List, to Child Development Resources.

Where can I find the application in English or Spanish?2020-07-09T22:39:59-07:00
How do I submit the CEWL application?2018-12-16T16:26:26-08:00

Send the filled application to our e-mail: info@localhost or bring it to us in person at:

Child Development Resources
221 E. Ventura Boulevard
Oxnard, CA 93036



  • Child Development Resources
    221 E. Ventura Boulevard
    Oxnard, CA 93036